Sunday, May 04, 2008

Photoshop to the rescue (again)

This adorable child is constantly moving. It is hard to get a clear photo of her in low light. I was using the auto mode- and ALL of the highlights were totaly blown. :(
What to do?

I tried about a million things in Photoshop and finally got something that sort of works. I had to layer different filter modes and really work the image- but I ended up with something usable.


Kim said...

She's beautiful and I love the shots you have played with - those little shoes of hers are doing something for me too. :)
Have fun with your box in the following post - looking pretty good there. . .

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

This is amazing, Zeborah . . . I LOVE what you did to make this photo such a winner!!!! I 'm so impressed with your digital talents!!!!!

Zeborah Loray said...

I've really learned a lot in my classes from Jessica at Cre8it. I LOVE playing with my camera and using Photoshop.

judith said...

Zeb--have you played with levels? That often is the answer for rescuing a photo like this one! She is a sweetie!

Zeborah Loray said...

In my experience, when an image is that badly blown out, and is out of focus to boot, just using one type of adjustment is rarely the answer.
I usually start with levels on something with badly blown highlights- but end up using a lot of other options too. I have good luck working with the curves sliders at times, but not always.
I often have to do a lot of color corrections by the time I'm satisfied with the results.

It's still not a good photo technically, but it is cute now and made her mommy happy. :)